Three seniors close out time on Palatine Hill

Three seniors close out time on Palatine Hill

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers allowed six runs in the third inning on their way to a 9-1 loss in five innings against the Linfield Wildcats on Tuesday afternoon. The teams were making up the first of two games after their doubleheader last Sunday was rained out.

The doubleheader is the final one for Lewis & Clark seniors Stephanie Garcia, Ateisha Norton and Paige Salavea.

Emily Drevdahl went 2 for 2 to lead the Pioneers at the plate. She also came in to pitch after starter Megan Anderson (3-12) left in the third inning. Drevdahl threw two innings and allowed three runs on six hits, while Anderson gave up six runs on four hits.

In the fourth inning, Hannah Urbach hit an RBI single in the fourth for the Pioneers only run.

Salavea and Norton each had a hit.

Game 4

Ateisha Norton increased her career-high home run total as she and Sydney Cross hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, but they were Lewis & Clark's only runs in a 12-3 loss over five innings.

Norton's ninth home run of the season scored Frankie Warden who hit a two-out double in the prior at-bat. Cross followed with a solo blast, her third homer of the season. Both were to center field.

After getting five runs in the top of the first, Linfield answered the Pios' scores with runs in the next three innings. Shelby Saylors pitched the bulk of the game after Wildcats starter Eliza Rossman gave up the home runs and earned the win.

In their final career games, Paige Salavea and Stephanie Garcia went a combined 0 for 5. Garcia reached on a walk.

Savannah Dickson (5-11) started the game for the Pioneers and allowed four earned runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings. Emily Drevdahl threw 1 1/3 innings of relief and allowed two runs on two hits. Megan Anderson finished the game and threw two innings, giving up four hits and five runs.

Lewis & Clark concludes the year with an 8-24 record and a 7-21 mark in the Northwest Conference.

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